Search Results: "Deborah Coates"


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DEEP DOWN by Deborah Coates
Released: March 5, 2013

"A good, solid read that bubbles over into exciting at times, but readers who haven't read her first volume (Wide Open, 2012) will be lost from the very first page."
The second entry of Coates' promising paranormal thriller series, which centers on the homecoming of a former soldier who managed to beat death while serving in Afghanistan, will score high with readers who like tales that don't follow the mainstream. Read full book review >

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WIDE OPEN by Deborah Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An interesting plot and compelling characters are dragged down by unwieldy dialogue and a climax in which the action is not adequately explained, suggesting there will be a sequel."
Coates' debut novel scores from a reader's point of view, despite the author's repetitiveness and clunky writing style. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER OF MONTEREY by Lawrence Coates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"As Jones says, this land is adrift from history, and Coates brings it alive."
Second-novelist Coates (the award-winning Blossom Festival, not reviewed) returns with the tale of a confused ship and commodore waging an imaginary war on California. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Coates, author of a superb investigative account of the violent ultraright (Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right, 1987) here tackles the mighty and mysterious Mormon Church. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"Well-presented and intriguing."
An in-depth look at how financial risk-taking is linked to human biology, especially to the testosterone levels of young male traders, and the implications of this phenomenon for financial markets and the wider economy. Read full book review >

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SARAH VALENTINE, NO GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Philip Valentine Coates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A relentlessly downbeat account, but the author still manages to bring his ancestors' stories to life."
Coates makes his debut with a comprehensive biography of his great-great-grandmother—a long narrative that's as much a history of a time and place as it is of a family legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"A rare, lyrical family memoir that rises above banal domesticity."
The author's account of growing up with a former Black Panther for a father in a disintegrating corner of Baltimore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2015

"This moving, potent testament might have been titled 'Black Lives Matter.' Or: 'An American Tragedy.'"
The powerful story of a father's past and a son's future. Read full book review >